You may not know that when we are not busy with Dougal's Den we also run charity events on twitter, well I guess you could say Dougal does with his animal lover pals! Let me explain...For the last two years @frugaldougal has been organising virtual events on twitter called PawPawties where people from all over the world come together, basically have a pretend 'party' while raising funds for an animal charity or shelter. The events run for a whole 24 hours and people and 'anipals' from all over the world serve virtual drinks, nommy treats and food, play music and take part in competitions for prizes donated by very generous sponsors. We also have a security team who look after any newbies and make sure that anyone on twitter who pops in to the PawPawty knows what it is all about. We even have our own charity shop where you can purchase PawPawty merchandise! I would never have thought when we had the very 1st PawPawty two years ago that it would still be going strong today, and to date we have raised almost $50,000 dollars for 35 shelters from all over the world. The animal community on twitter is a wonderful group of people who come together showing support to individuals who may be going through a rough time, to raising awareness of the plight of animals all over the world. The most recent event that took place was a #pawsforjapan day on the 17th March which was held via twitter, facebook and blogging. People from all over the world helped spread the word about WorldVets who are mobilised in Japan and are already working with local rescue groups. All of this was organised in a few days led by the Blogpaws Be the Change for Pets team who include Jessica Vogelsang @Pawcurious, Dorian Wagner @yourdailycute and Jane Harrell @petfinder and myself. I am very proud to be a part of this team and hope to meet up with them all again at this year's Blogpaws event in August. The great news is that so far an amazing $32,544 has been raised in less than 48 hours, these much need funds will help World Vets in the coming months as the people of Japan face the many challenges ahead. You can still continue to donate here until the 11th April or directly on the World Vets website As Dougal would say if he could speak! "Thanks to all mai pals" and Hai Paw! you can check out all of the great bloggers who are taking part below!